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Rick Perry Announces Establishment of DOE Artificial Intelligence Office

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the formation of a new office to help coordinate the Department of Energy’s research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office was established as part of the Trump administration’s call for a national strategy to advance the development of AI technologies, DOE said Friday.

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New Executive Order Forms Quantum Information Science Advisory Committee

President Trump has signed an executive order to establish a new advisory committee to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum information science and related technology efforts. The National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee will provide advice on quantum information science and technology research, technology transfers, standards, education, commercial application and national security economic issues, the White House said Friday.

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Report: China’s Quantum Tech Research Efforts Spark Concern in US

China has outpaced the U.S. in regards to producing patents for quantum technology over the past decade and some scientists say the Trump administration has voiced its concern about the number of Chinese students in the U.S. involved in quantum science studies and other sensitive scientific areas, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

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Christopher Krebs: CISA to Work With DOE on Maintaining US Tech Leadership

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said that U.S. “innovation edge” will retain the nation’s status as a global technological leader, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Krebs told attendees at a Chertoff Group event in Washington that CISA seeks to work with the Energy Department in protecting critical systems as the U.S. continues to compete with Russia and China in tech leadership.

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White House Announces Gears of Government President’s Award Winners

The White House announced on Monday that the recipients of the Gears of Government President’s Award, which seeks to acknowledge the contributions of federal employees and teams who help improve the lives of U.S. citizens. “These awards recognize not just the front-line mission employees, but also those teams and individuals that are strengthening our country to be a more modern, effective government to better serve their fellow citizens,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of management and Budget, said in a statement published Monday.

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GAO: Energy Department Gives Contractors High Ratings Despite Lack of Performance Data

A new government watchdog report shows that the Department of Energy remains on the government's High Risk List for inadequate contractor management and oversight despite spending $200B on awards over the past decade and contracting changes. The Government Accountability Office issued the report on Tuesday highlighting the lack of proper reporting by DOE on the performance of its contractors.

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